Medical Center Hospital provides pediatric services for sick infants, children and adolescents up to 16 years of age. MCH pediatric services also includes a Pediatric Intermediate Care unit that monitors sicker patients needing oxygen, cardiac monitoring, etc. The unit has 22 beds, with both private and semi-private rooms, designed to encourage and enable parents/guardians to remain with their children 24 hours a day.
A hospital stay can be frightening for a child and unsettling for parents and caregivers. The pediatric staff uses a family centered approach in providing safe and quality care in a reassuring atmosphere. Parent education is an essential aspect of the care given and a developmentally-appropriate approach to care is utilized. The nursing staff works closely with the pediatricians, pediatric hospitalists, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, etc. to coordinate the care for our patients.
Children’s Miracle Network and other community agencies have been generous donors of various equipment, books, games, etc. for our pediatric unit. Their generous donations are greatly appreciated by staff, physicians, families, and especially the children.